Ideas and views from across the left
Lisa Nandy MP, 27 Mar 2015
Watch Lisa Nandy MP deliver her keynote speech to Class on Patriotism and the Left.
Lisa Nandy MP, 25 Mar 2015
Read a transcript of the keynote speech Lisa Nandy MP delivered to Class on 24 March
Ellie O’Hagan, 20 Mar 2015
Don't believe Osborne's claims about a progressive tax system. The truth is it's the rich who gain from the Budget.
Angela O’Hagan, Professor Prem Sikka, Laura Pidcock, Caroline Molloy, David Powell, 18 Mar 2015
Five leading thinkers give their reaction to the Budget.
Steve Hart, 17 Mar 2015
Class Chair Steve Hart gives his opinion on the forthcoming budget
Tom Copley AM, 17 Mar 2015
Read Tom Copley AM's foreword to our election housing guide
Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, 16 Mar 2015
Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe puts paid to the myth that employees no longer face racial discrimination at work.
John Earls, 13 Mar 2015
Workplace union reps make a positive difference. Not just to people’s experiences of work but to their organisations and to society. Rather than trying to weaken rights to time off and the facilities reps need to do their job, government policy should recognise their value and support them.
Ellie O’Hagan, 11 Mar 2015
The introduction to the TUC report “The impact on women of the recession and austerity,” released at the TUC Women's Conference.
Dr Kailash Chand, 11 Mar 2015
A transcript of the speech given by Dr Kailash Chand OBE to an audience in Manchester in our pre-election NHS debate.
Ellie O’Hagan, 10 Mar 2015
This election will determine the future of the NHS, perhaps more than any other institution in British life. The stakes could not be higher.
Steve Hart, 4 Mar 2015
Class chair Steve Hart examines the latest IFS report
Dr Kailash Chand, 2 Mar 2015
Legislation opening up the NHS to market forces has undermined the principle of universalism and resulted in a dereliction of provision across key services.
Stewart Lansley, 25 Feb 2015
Stewart Lansley writes on the ongoing transference of wealth and power away from the poorest to elites and speaks of the need for fundamental change to reverse the rising tide of poverty.
John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing, 24 Feb 2015
This video from the Institute of Employment Rights outlines the importance of collective bargaining and argues for an expansion of bargaining coverage.
Ann Pettifor, 24 Feb 2015
It’s the government’s responsibility to manage the economy in the interests of society at large not just the 1%.
Alex Hilton, 18 Feb 2015
House prices are expensive for only one reason. Because there is great demand and little supply.
Denis Doody, 17 Feb 2015
Denis Doody, Regional Secretary of UCATT Northern Region, introduces some of the ways in which a new programme of house building could tackle the social challenges within our communities ahead of the launch of Class' housing election guide in Newcastle.
Angela O’Hagan, 16 Feb 2015
Speaking at the launch event for our work, pay and unions 2015 Election guide in Glasgow, Angela O’Hagan argued that at stake are fundamental challenges to basic human need and wellbeing.